< this tool has been updated check out here>
As we go on developing the product we frequently feel strong about doing new things around our product either to increase customer value, easy of use, flexibility or just because it can be done. Most of these are either too late to be included in the product or does not meet the criteria. Either way they serve as great samples and keep us busy.
One great example would be RSS feed for Team Foundation version control checkin notifications. Check out http://blogs.msdn.com/jefflu/archive/2005/07/27/443900.aspx. So now in addition to getting emails, you can also subscribe for RSS feeds.
Similarly for Team Build I have written a tool that monitors Team Build events and shows notifications with link to the Web UI of the Build. Currently it has the following feature
I plan to add additional features like listing all builds on the server and allowing user to specify different user name to connect to the server (required if running from home PC).